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Bloodworks Research Institute

Saving Lives Through Research

Bloodworks Research Institute is a world leader in medical discoveries to improve patient care. Our 70 scientists perform leading-edge research. Our research program has been recognized worldwide for major advancements and contributions to extended blood storage, transfusion and transplantation medicine, and leadership in treatment for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

Our discoveries have redefined best practices and improved patient care. From the beginning, research has been an integral part of our mission.

Why Research?

Our commitment to patient care extends to pushing the boundaries of what is possible ever forward. Our investigators research real-world clinical problems to develop new treatments, new therapies, and new cures that help patients locally and around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Participate In Research

Healthy Volunteers Wanted for Blood Transfusion Research

The purpose of this study is to provide blood samples, units of platelets or units of whole blood for blood transfusion research performed at Bloodworks Northwest.  After storage and laboratory testing the blood will be discarded.

Both male and female healthy volunteers are eligible to participate.  Person must be at least 18 years old, in good health, satisfy the criteria to donate a blood product and have good veins for the blood draw procedure.

Compensation is available based on the type of collection performed; $50 for a blood sample or $100 for a unit of whole blood or up to $150 for a unit of platelets.

The research study will be conducted at:

Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 100

For more information, please contact:  Barb Osborne, RN at 206-689-6346

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Volunteers Needed for Blood Product Collections
Bloodworks is currently seeking volunteers for blood donations for research. The purpose of the study is to collect normal adult blood for use in research or reagent for production of engineered cells to treat patients with cancer.  We do this in cooperation with researchers running clinical trials.  Your blood will be collected and provided to researchers or manufacturers with a unique code that does not identify you as an individual (de-identified). Financial compensation is offered for your time.

Currently, blood is collected at our Central Seattle and our Bellevue locations, on certain days each month, between 7am-12pm. In order to qualify for this study, you must be 18 years or older, and meet eligibility requirements for volunteer blood donations. To find out if you qualify as an eligible blood donor, click here.

If you would like to participate, please contact us at or call (206) 568-3637. You will be contacted by a Bloodworks NW representative to ask you a few questions to determine if you qualify for this study.

Click here for more information on how you can help.

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Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.